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Shark Diving Unlimited

#6 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Gansbaai Features Animals
1 Swart Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 82 441 4555
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Bucket List Item = Check!

We went out with Shark Diving Unlimited during a time when shark sightings were far and few... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Crew was not going full out - wouldnt recommend

We have booked this trip short notice and there was still 2 slots left. Breakfast was decent... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Larry P
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Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education initiatives of all shark species around our coastline Owned by Michael Rutzen who has been working with great white sharks since 1994. Four years later Mike began freediving with great white sharks and is now known worldwide as one of the few people who is able to interact with these magnificent predators outside the safety of the cage!Breathtaking images of Mike have been featured in numerous magazines and documentaries including BEYOND FEAR (National Geographic) and SHARKMAN (Discovery). Mike’s aim is to portray positive images of great white sharks in order to dispel the ‘JAWS’ myth.Mike is a PADI Instructor and the only person in the world qualified to teach the prestigious Great White Shark Distinctive Specialty PADI course. He is a qualified skipper, First Aid instructor, qualified rebreather, nitrox and commercial diver. Your skipper Frank Rutzen has spent his life on the ocean from Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Western Cape. He has worked in the great white shark cage diving industry since 1995 and has a passion for wildlife and an extensive knowledge of the Dyer Island marine ecosystem.Nsunda is a qualified South African tour guide and qualified scuba diver. He will help you with all your diving equipment needs and make sure that your day runs smoothly!Shark Diving Unlimited was the company of choice for HRH Prince Harry, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.
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1 Swart Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 82 441 4555

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went out with Shark Diving Unlimited during a time when shark sightings were far and few between. In fact, the original company we had booked with cancelled on us due to such limited sightings. As shark diving has been a bucket list item for...More

Thank megstar819
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have booked this trip short notice and there was still 2 slots left. Breakfast was decent... Now... The safety instruction was a short talk about what not to do on the boat... Then we went quickly on the boat and started the tour. No...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

For many people (including myself!) cage diving with white sharks is atop the bucket list... South Africa, home of the great white! Shark Diving Unlimited offer a truly life changing experience to see these incredible apex predators in their natural habitat. Friendly staff Knowledgable Educational...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Unfortunately we didn't see any great white sharks on the day despite spending nearly 5 hours at sea, but this isn't the reason for the poor review of Shark Diving Unlimited. Its not their fault the sharks didn't show and I knew that February is...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We reserved online and they offered a transfer to pick us up in Cape Town for R450. There is a breakfast before you leave to the boat and lunch when you got back. We spent 4 hours in deep sea, we wore diving clothes but...More

1  Thank Isis S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful exhilarating experience. This is Sharkman Mike Rutzen's business and the best in the industry. We had a memorable boat trip and dive seeing 3 Great Whites. Friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfast, can't wait to go back.

Thank mellie107
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Just back from a fantastic morning with shark diving unlimited. We got picked up by the company in a minibus from Cape Town at 4:30 this morning for the 2 1/2 hour drive to the base. When we arrived there was food (egg muffins, cereal,...More

Thank Alana D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Be prepared for an early start from Cape Town if you are getting the transfer. We got picked up at 4:40 a.m! Breakfast on arrival was really yummy but don't eat too much in case you get seasick! It only takes about 15 minutes to...More

Thank jrsrichards
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ask the company what the visibility under water is before you go out. We spent 5 hours, one of them in cold water, hoping to see a shark when we dipped our heads under water. Even though the sharks came close to eat the fish...More

1  Thank lovingportugal
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Food was tasty and we saw lots of sharks, great whites have always been my biggest fear so this was a really thrilling experience. However I feel like they're missing out on a huge opportunity to educate people on these massively feared predators... The skipper...More

Thank Kittykattt
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